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How to Choose CBD Oil

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How to Choose CBD Oil

When the Farm Bill was passed in 2018, it paved the way for brands to create and distribute CBD (cannabidiol) products across the United States. The legality of hemp has made it easier for consumers to buy CBD products and other items that contain hemp extracts. From tinctures, edibles, topical lotions and even pet treats, CBD is truly changing the world. 


It’s great news for consumers because they’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the best deals on CBD or the highest quality hemp extract products available today. The only problem here is that many customers suffer from choice paralysis, with so many options available and new companies cropping up every day, it’s difficult to find one that they can trust. 


We’ve put together a guide answering the million-dollar question “how to choose CBD Oil?”. To help you save time, effort and money, we’ve narrowed down a few factors to look out for so that you can choose the best CBD oil for you. 


Where the Hemp Is Grown

The base ingredient of CBD oil is the hemp plant and it’s important to find a CBD brand that sources high-quality hemp. Any farmer or gardener can tell you that the soil you grow your plants in plays a big role in the vitality and quality of the plant. There can often be substances in the dirt that can cause havoc to plants, vegetables, nuts and seeds; resulting in a poor harvest. It’s exactly the same for the hemp plant if it’s grown in the same conditions. 


The richer the soil that hemp is grown in, the higher quality the resulting plant will be. Also, the soil will contain less heavy metals and other pollutants which will contaminate the hemp plants. The detrimental effects of polluted soil can have a real impact on the amount of CBD and THC that’s harvested from the plants. 


To ensure that you’re always getting the best CBD products for your health, always check the website or labels to see where the hemp is sourced. Brands that grow or source organic hemp in the United States for their CBD products usually show a certification on their packaging. We source all of our organic hemp from farms in Colorado. Organically grown hemp is cultivated by using fewer pesticides and other harmful chemicals, meaning the end result is a lot purer when crafted into a CBD oil. 


Levels of THC

To be sold legally in the United States, the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in CBD products must be 0.3% or below. Hemp plants mainly contain the compound CBD but do often have a small percentage of THC within them. During the extraction process, all cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are released from the hemp plant to create full spectrum CBD oil.  Further processing is done to create CBD isolate, for products that only have CBD in them, without any other cannabinoids or terpenes. 


Full spectrum CBD oil contains 0.3% THC or less, so it’s essential to look out for that prior to purchasing. THC may cause adverse effects that you don’t want, always check the brand’s website or packaging to see how much THC is contained within the legal limit of 0.3% or less. 


Full Spectrum CBD Vs CBD Isolat

We briefly touched on the difference between CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD. To go further in-depth, CBD isolate is when cannabidiol is singled out as a compound and then introduced into either an oil, edible or topical product. Full spectrum CBD is the most natural and closest thing to the original hemp plant because it contains every compound. 


Terpenes and flavonoids can work together to help CBD when boosting your health and wellness. Also, they have their own positive attributes like scent and taste. Terpenes are found in many common plants and foods such as berries, hops and bay leaves. Not only do they smell and taste great but terpenes and flavonoids can have positive effects on the consumer too. 


When choosing a CBD oil for you, check to see whether you’re buying CBD isolate or full spectrum CBD. Many brands are now moving towards full spectrum CBD because it provides users with a whole range of positive effects, as opposed to only benefiting from CBD itself. 


Since we want to provide our customers with the safest and purest form of full spectrum CBD, we use CO2 extraction. This method doesn’t involve any chemicals or nasty solvents that can stick around in the final product. 


CBD Strength

If you’ve been shopping for CBD, you’ll notice that it comes in a variety of strengths and even flavors. Some manufacturers like to introduce other ingredients that help the scent and taste of the CBD oil. At SabaiDee, we introduce a combination of MCT oil and peppermint oil to give our tinctures a refreshing and revitalizing taste and feel. 


If you’re new to consuming CBD oil, you may want to start at a lower strength. The most common strengths are 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg. Some brands even offer CBD oil tinctures up to 2000mg for those times you need to feel more calm and relaxed. The right strength for you may take some trial and error so it’s essential to experiment with different strengths until you find the most suitable one for your needs. 



Make Sure the CBD Oil Is Tested

Quality control and testing practices for CBD should be industry-standard nowadays. However, it’s not uncommon for some shady brands to cut corners and still sell CBD products that aren’t thoroughly tested for purity and effectiveness. 


At Sabaidee, we laboratory test each batch of CBD oils and products to make sure they’re of the highest quality and contain no contaminants. After a lot of rigorous in-house testing, we send each batch of CBD oil to be tested by a third-party laboratory to make sure you’re getting the safest and most enjoyable experience from using any of our CBD products. 


Conclusion

When asking yourself, “how to choose CBD Oil?”, It’s always best to read the brand’s website and their packaging prior to purchasing any CBD oil. With so many companies offering CBD oil, check for where the hemp is sourced from, the strength of the CBD oil and if it’s been tested in a third-party laboratory. It’s always important to note that CBD products should contain less than 0.3% THC by law.

How To Choose CBD Oil FAQ

What are the common CBD Oil Strengths? 

The most common strengths are 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg. 

Do CBD products need to be laboratory tested? 

Quality control and testing practices for CBD should be industry-standard nowadays. However, it’s not uncommon for some shady brands to cut corners and still sell CBD products that aren’t thoroughly tested for purity and effectiveness. 

Should CBD products have a certification stamp somewhere o the packaging? 

 Brands that grow or source organic hemp in the United States for their CBD products usually show a certification on their packaging. We source all of our organic hemp from farms in Colorado. 

 

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